Equal Care Coop and Clapton Commons are mapping a local landscape of care and support in Clapton Common, Upper Clapton. Using KUMU, a powerful system mapping platform, we are creating an interactive map that makes the often invisible grassroots networks of care and support more visible and accessible to people
From birth to death, we are always nested within various systems of care and support, both large and small. These systems are crucial for our well-being. While we may become more self-reliant as adults, these broader support systems remain essential. Even when we aren't actively giving or receiving care, we
Clapton Common, where our new project takes place, is situated in Upper Clapton, a neighbourhood defined by a breadth of cultures including the largest strictly Orthodox community in Europe. Many of the shared resources and services that residents of Upper Clapton rely upon are owned and managed by either private
Equal Care's pilot in Commons-based care in Hackney builds on five years of work developing and delivering a ‘teams model’ of home care in Calderdale, Yorkshire. Taken together, our current teams and new commons approach seek to resolve two fundamental problems with the traditional service model, a disconnection between: 1.
There is no reason to believe that bureaucrats and politicians, no matter how well-meaning, are better at solving problems than the people on the spot, who have the strongest incentive to get the solution right. -Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2009 Full disclosure: I wasn’t aware of sociocracy
This is part one in a new series where we're looking at our difficulties with contributing to the national Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS). Along the way, we're going to build ourselves a real replacement system that patches over the missing functionality that we need. Training is key
Who do you provide care and support for? Who cares for, or supports you? For many, the immediate response to these questions might seem relatively straightforward: a quick roll-call of close family members, maybe a couple of close friends. However like most things in life, the closer you examine these
This is an interview conducted between two of Equal Care's London Circle members, Luke Tanner and Florence Nazziwa. Find out more about Luke and Florence at equalcare.coop. Luke So Florence, I want to talk to about your experience of care work, your professional development and Cooperative Care. How long